BACKGROUND: Visor caps were a standard issue item for all personnel during the Third Reich period and regulations dictated the form of dress they were to be worn with based on the individuals rank. Officer and senior NCO ranks could purchase their caps from the army clothing depots but were also permitted to wear privately purchased visor caps of higher quality.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Nice quality, private purchase, field-grey doeskin wool construction visor cap, a blue/green badge cloth centerband and bright red wool waffenfarbe piping to the crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the centerband. The front center of the cap features a second pattern, stamped, polished natural aluminum, national eagle. The front center of the centerband has a second pattern, stamped, silver washed, alloy, oak-leaf wreath encompassing a high relief, three piece national tri-color cockade. The national tri-color cockade consists of a fluted black alloy base, a natural aluminum roundel and an inserted, red screened vent centerpiece. The cap has a bright, twisted silver/aluminum chin cord which is secured in place by two, small, silver washed, pebbled, alloy buttons. The cap has a black lacquered vulcanfibre visor with a raised lip near the forward edge. The interior of the cap is fully lined in two grades of mint green rayon with a smooth finish to the crown lining and a ribbed finish to the body lining. The interior crown lining has a clear celluloid sweat diamond fully intact. Nice "Erel Sonderklasse Privat" marking. The interior of the cap also has a wide, natural tan leather sweatband, with ventilation perforations to the front forehead section, machine stitched in place. The sweatband has impressed silver script "Erel Stirnschutz". The cap is roughly size 56. Nice, untouched Erel.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $2,649.00

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